Disciples of Jesus Christs’ Memorial Parsha Va’era, Ex. 6-9 Sat. Jan.1, 2010
A Soulful Celebration, “Handel Messiah,” Quincy Jones featuring the All Star Chorus – Handel’s Hallelujah! Chorus
Exodus 6:1-27: Israel’s Deliverance
1Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.
8And I will bring you in unto the land, concerning the which I did swear to give it to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for an heritage: I am the LORD.
9And Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage.
10And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
12And Moses spake before the LORD, saying, Behold, the children of Israel have not hearkened unto me; how then shall Pharaoh hear me, who am of uncircumcised lips?
13And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, and gave them a charge unto the children of Israel, and unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt.
14These be the heads of their fathers’ houses: The sons of Reuben the firstborn of Israel; Hanoch, and Pallu, Hezron, and Carmi: these be the families of Reuben.
Exodus 6:14-27: The Family of Moses and Aaron
15And the sons of Simeon; Jemuel, and Jamin, and Ohad, and Jachin, and Zohar, and Shaul the son of a Canaanitish woman: these are the families of Simeon.
16And these are the names of the sons of Levi according to their generations; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari: and the years of the life of Levi were an hundred thirty and seven years.
17The sons of Gershon; Libni, and Shimi, according to their families.
18And the sons of Kohath; Amram, and Izhar, and Hebron, and Uzziel: and the years of the life of Kohath were an hundred thirty and three years.
19And the sons of Merari; Mahali and Mushi: these are the families of Levi according to their generations.
20And Amram took him Jochebed his father’s sister to wife; and she bare him Aaron and Moses: and the years of the life of Amram were an hundred and thirty and seven years.
21And the sons of Izhar; Korah, and Nepheg, and Zichri.
22And the sons of Uzziel; Mishael, and Elzaphan, and Zithri.
23And Aaron took him Elisheba, daughter of Amminadab, sister of Naashon, to wife; and she bare him Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
24And the sons of Korah; Assir, and Elkanah, and Abiasaph: these are the families of the Korhites.
25And Eleazar Aaron’s son took him one of the daughters of Putiel to wife; and she bare him Phinehas: these are the heads of the fathers of the Levites according to their families.
26These are that Aaron and Moses, to whom the LORD said, Bring out the children of Israel from the land of Egypt according to their armies.
27These are they which spake to Pharaoh king of Egypt, to bring out the children of Israel from Egypt: these are that Moses and Aaron.
28And it came to pass on the day when the LORD spake unto Moses in the land of Egypt,
Exodus 6:28-30 and Exodus 7:1-13: Aaron is Moses’ Spokesperson
Exodus 7:1-25 : Aaron is Moses’ Spokesman
1And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.
5And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I stretch forth mine hand upon Egypt, and bring out the children of Israel from among them.
6And Moses and Aaron did as the LORD commanded them, so did they.
7And Moses was fourscore years old, and Aaron fourscore and three years old, when they spake unto Pharaoh.
10And Moses and Aaron went in unto Pharaoh, and they did so as the LORD had commanded: and Aaron cast down his rod before Pharaoh, and before his servants, and it became a serpent.
11Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt, they also did in like manner with their enchantments.
12For they cast down every man his rod, and they became serpents: but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods.
13And he hardened Pharaoh’s heart, that he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
Exodus 7:14-25: The First Plague: Waters Become Blood
14And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh’s heart is hardened, he refuseth to let the people go.
16And thou shalt say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath sent me unto thee, saying, Let my people go, that they may serve me in the wilderness: and, behold, hitherto thou wouldest not hear.
17Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood.
19And the LORD spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Egypt, upon their streams, upon their rivers, and upon their ponds, and upon all their pools of water, that they may become blood; and that there may be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood, and in vessels of stone.
20And Moses and Aaron did so, as the LORD commanded; and he lifted up the rod, and smote the waters that were in the river, in the sight of Pharaoh, and in the sight of his servants; and all the waters that were in the river were turned to blood.
21And the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt.
22And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments: and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, neither did he hearken unto them; as the LORD had said.
23And Pharaoh turned and went into his house, neither did he set his heart to this also.
24And all the Egyptians digged round about the river for water to drink; for they could not drink of the water of the river.
25And seven days were fulfilled, after that the LORD had smitten the river. (Exodus 7, King James Version)
Exodus 8:1-32: The Second Plague: Frogs
1And the LORD spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
7And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs upon the land of Egypt.
8Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, “Intreat the LORD, that he may take away the frogs from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the LORD.”
9And Moses said unto Pharaoh, “Glory over me: when shall I intreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the frogs from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the river only?”
10And he said, “To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God.
11And the frogs shall depart from thee, and from thy houses, and from thy servants, and from thy people; they shall remain in the river only.”
12And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the LORD because of the frogs which he had brought against Pharaoh.
13And the LORD did according to the word of Moses; and the frogs died out of the houses, out of the villages, and out of the fields.
14And they gathered them together upon heaps: and the land stank.
15But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
16And the LORD said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
17And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the earth, and it became lice in man, and in beast; all the dust of the land became lice throughout all the land of Egypt.
18And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth lice, but they could not: so there were lice upon man, and upon beast.
19Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, “This is the finger of God:” and Pharaoh’s heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had said.
20And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water; and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
24And the LORD did so; and there came a grievous swarm of flies into the house of Pharaoh, and into his servants’ houses, and into all the land of Egypt: the land was corrupted by reason of the swarm of flies.
25And Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, “Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land.”
Exodus 9:1-35: The Fifth Plague: Livestock Diseased
1Then the LORD said unto Moses, Go in unto Pharaoh, and tell him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
4And the LORD shall sever between the cattle of Israel and the cattle of Egypt: and there shall nothing die of all that is the children’s of Israel.
5And the LORD appointed a set time, saying, To morrow the LORD shall do this thing in the land.
8And the LORD said unto Moses and unto Aaron, Take to you handfuls of ashes of the furnace, and let Moses sprinkle it toward the heaven in the sight of Pharaoh.
10And they took ashes of the furnace, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses sprinkled it up toward heaven; and it became a boil breaking forth with blains upon man, and upon beast.
11And the magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils; for the boil was upon the magicians, and upon all the Egyptians.
12And the LORD hardened the heart of Pharaoh, and he hearkened not unto them; as the LORD had spoken unto Moses.
13And the LORD said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the LORD God of the Hebrews, Let my people go, that they may serve me.
20He that feared the word of the LORD among the servants of Pharaoh made his servants and his cattle flee into the houses:
21And he that regarded not the word of the LORD left his servants and his cattle in the field.
22And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt.
23And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and the fire ran along upon the ground; and the LORD rained hail upon the land of Egypt.
26Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.
27And Pharaoh sent, and called for Moses and Aaron, and said unto them, “I have sinned this time: the LORD is righteous, and I and my people are wicked.
28Intreat the LORD (for it is enough) that there be no more mighty thunderings and hail; and I will let you go, and ye shall stay no longer.”
29And Moses said unto him, “As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the LORD’s.
30But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the LORD God.” (Exodus 9, King James Version)
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In five minutes or less. I want to say that this Parsha is almost as intriguing as the first Parsha in the book of Exodus, which chronicles the lives of the children of Israel. Many of our ancestors who learn the hard way that sin does not pay. You seem to never get ahead for 413 years. Sounds like someone you know. I bet. Yet God remembers his friend, the righteous believer Abraham and he says that enough is enough. Much like the open square that the Angels of the LORD God once stood in after talking to Abraham and then Lot, then he destroys the area around Zoar, which is Sodom and Gommorrah city limits – in the land of Canaan. If you remember earlier, in Genesis 9, an earlier Parsha Noah warns Canaan, not Ham that impulsitivity would not be worthless.
The names of the (Father) God to Christians: I AM THAT I AM
- Jehovah Gmolah – THE LORD GOD OF RECOMPENSE
- Jehovah Hosseenu – THE LORD OUR MAKER
- Jehovah Jireh – THE LORD WHO WILL PROVIDE
- Jehovah Makkeh – THE LORD OUR SMITTER
- Jehovah M’Kaddesh – THE LORD OUR BANNER
- Jehovah Nissi – THE LORD OUR BANNER
- Jehovah Rohi – THE LORD OUR SHEPHERD
- Jehovah Rophe – THE LORD OUR HEALER
- Jehovah Shalom – THE LORD IS PEACE
- Jehovah Shammah – THE LORD WHO IS PRESENT
- Jehovah Tseboath – THE LORD OF HOSTS
- Jehovah Tsidkenu – THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS
In closing, there will come a people one day that will not assimilate or be anything other than a proud Jewish race, a proud Jewish religion and most importantly a proud Jewish Nationality. The people will serve God and usher in the last days of the Messiah. Although we are in the last days, the people will acknowledge the Messiah and will not worry about rejection. There will only be peace in the name of the One Lord, One Baptism, and One faith in God. (Ephesians 5:4).
Finally, the Haftorah is prophesied by the prophet Ezekiel that the kingdom of Tyrus that no longer exist lifted their hand as the heart and the is in the seat of God (Jerusalem). You have been in the garden of Eden, and you know what it is like for God to provide all of your needs, but there will be a time that you will be in war with other nations. Yet you still have been on the holy mountain of God (the hills in Jerusalem) for protection and you know that God is sovereign but as as a nation you will not. Next the prophecy is set against the Sidon, who has caused the House of Israel to be scattered amongst the nations. God’s hand of judgment will be in the midst of Sidon on every side: woods from the pestilence and bloodshed – and they shall know that “I AM” is Jehovah. No longer will Sidon, add wood to the fire of idolatry, nor shall Sidon be a grieving thorn just let by gones be gone even though you despised them and they shall know that I AM Jehovah. Even in a war torn land, Jehovah commands that 1) Ezekial 28:25 – 25Thus saith the Lord GOD; When I shall have gathered the house of Israel from the people among whom they are scattered, and shall be sanctified in them in the sight of the heathen, then shall they dwell in their land that I have given to my servant Jacob; 2) Ezekial 28:26 – 26And they shall dwell safely therein, and shall build houses, and plant vineyards; yea, they shall dwell with confidence, when I have executed judgments upon all those that despise them round about them; and they shall know that I am the LORD their God, which is Jehovah, The LORD Your GOD.
In the book of Ezekial the 29th Chapter,
- Exodus 5:3
Then they said, “The God of the Hebrews has met with us. Now let us take a three-day journey into the wilderness to offer sacrifices to the LORD our God, or he may strike us with plagues or with the sword.” Exodus 5:2-4 (in Context) Exodus 5 (Whole Chapter)
- Exodus 7:14
[ The Plague of Blood ] Then the LORD said to Moses, “Pharaoh’s heart is unyielding; he refuses to let the people go. Exodus 7:13-15 (in Context) Exodus 7 (Whole Chapter)
- Exodus 7:25
[ The Plague of Frogs ] Seven days passed after the LORD struck the Nile. Exodus 7:24-25 (in Context) Exodus 7 (Whole Chapter)
- Exodus 8:2
If you refuse to let them go, I will send a plague of frogs on your whole country. Exodus 8:1-3 (in Context) Exodus 8 (Whole Chapter)
- Exodus 8:16
[ The Plague of Gnats ] Then the LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron, ‘Stretch out your staff and strike the dust of the ground,’ and throughout the land of Egypt the dust will become gnats.”
Exodus 8:15-17 (in Context) Exodus 8 (Whole Chapter)
- Exodus 8:20
[ The Plague of Flies ] Then the LORD said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and confront Pharaoh as he goes to the river and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me. Exodus 8:19-21 (in Context) Exodus 8 (Whole Chapter)
- Exodus 9:1
[ The Plague on Livestock ] Then the LORD said to Moses, “Go to Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: “Let my people go, so that they may worship me.”
Exodus 9:1-3 (in Context) Exodus 9 (Whole Chapter)
- Exodus 9:3
the hand of the LORD will bring a terrible plague on your livestock in the field—on your horses, donkeys and camels and on your cattle, sheep and goats. Exodus 9:2-4 (in Context) Exodus 9 (Whole Chapter)
- Exodus 9:8
[ The Plague of Boils ] Then the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, “Take handfuls of soot from a furnace and have Moses toss it into the air in the presence of Pharaoh. Exodus 9:7-9 (in Context) Exodus 9 (Whole Chapter)
- Exodus 9:13
[ The Plague of Hail ] Then the LORD said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning, confront Pharaoh and say to him, ‘This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me, Exodus 9:12-14 (in Context) Exodus 9 (Whole Chapter)
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- Tue. Dec. 28. Know that I am with you – GENESIS 28:10-17
- Wed. Dec. 29. Do not Fear – ISAIAH 44:1-5
- Thur. Dec. 30. God’s Steadfast Love. PSALM 106:40-48
- Fri. Dec. 31. Jesus Redeemed us to Be Heirs. GALATIANS 4:1-7
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